Verdict On India
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May 8, 2012
Unhinged nonsense that does not stand the test of truth..how ironical...
January 15, 2011
Apologist for colonial errors
Here's a list of famines caused during the British rule which caused more than 60million deaths.
The author defends the British for their inaction during the great 1943 famine and washes their hands off it. Well there has'nt been another famine since they left. It was in fact directly ordered by Churchill that the food supplies not be sent to bengal as Gandhi had'nt died yet.
An example of the prejudiced and circular thinking which caused much avoidable death and destruction in the subcontinent, the book is in fact a verdict on the author and colonial rule.
January 11, 2008
Beverly Nichols- a Genius Writer!
This book was authored by Beverley Nichols, a English writer who later settled in USA. Beverely is one of the most fascinating writer of 1990's. He has written books on various topics. The most outstanding work of Beverely Nichols is "Verdict on India" which should be read by all the Indians and especially every single Dalit/Ambedkarites. Why?.
Here is Rathnam's Opinion and open ended questions that will take you with enormous interest into reading this book.
‘ I am the Hindu mind".
What is Hinduism?
A book about India which does not deal with religions is not a book at all. Is in't it?
We are different beings. There is nothing in life which links us together. We eat cow. The Hindus worship it!?.
Have you ever met an Indian in India?
First Indian group:
180 million Caste Hindus (1944).
They were Indians all right, the very core of India. But wait a minute. .were they?
What about the 60 millions non-caste Hindus who were standing, or rather groveling, in their dust?
Were they Indians too?
According to the caste Hindus, they were not even men and women!
…To drink from the same cup would be spiritual poison….Their very shadow was pollution.’…Who are they?
‘A man about fifty, Bulky and dynamic. Very charming manners, Seemed to be on his guard, as though ready to parry taunts from all directions....Is one of the best hated man by Hindus?’ Who was this man?
“He is the greatest enemy of peace the world has ever had” Who was the man?
“Jinnah: I will ask a question for a change. Supposing you were asked which you would prefer a rich England under Germany or a poor England free, what would your answer be?’
There are many things in this book. The author stayed in India for more than one year.
In his book he covered the subjects –Art, Literature, Music,Medicine, Journalism, Cinema and religion..of India
In his ‘foreword’ he said ‘It is completely individual expression of a personal point of view. The second reason for this foreword is to apologize in advance to the many Indians, in particular to the Hindus. It is inevitable that most of them will hate it from the first sentence to the last. I came out to India with high hopes and ideals. I left…but you will see that for yourselves.
Let us see ourselves in his book “VERDICT ON INDIA” ByBeverley Nichols.
November 3, 2006
Biases During Indian Independence Struggle
The Indian independence struggle was largely driven by Hindus; the majority of Muslims, on the other hand, were not participants in the independence struggle because they were afraid of becoming Hindu-ised in a Hindu-majority India. The British propaganda machinery at that time needed to take advantage of this by denigrating India and Hindus whilst putting forward the spoiler Muslims' argument for vivisecting the country to create Pakistan. This book is a product of that propaganda warfare that the British perpetrated. Indeed, the author of the book alludes to this in the preface. Of note, also, is the author's apology -- on a personal level -- to Hindus and Indians in the preface for denigrating them; apparently, the author had been very much taken in by the friendliness and hospitality of the Hindus when he visited India.
ASARULISLAM SYED, MD
November 1, 2006
THE REAL INDIA
Beverly Nichols was undoubtedly the voice of Truth of his times and for all times. In this book he gives fascinating account of British India of the early 1900s. This is an unbiased account and very objective. It portrays the true picture of the political winds in the subcontinent that lead to the creation of Pakistan. It is a must read for any student of Indian history. It also breaks the myth about Mahatama Gandhi and his so called love for peace. It portays truly the real face of the caste-hindu who is decribed as the most apartheid racist in this book. A chapter titled HAIL HINDU draws an interesting parallel between caste-hinduism and Hitlerism or Naziism. The Mahatama of India, Gandhi, is portrayed as a Nazi who hated the British. A chapter on Jinnah is titled: INTERVIEW WITH A GIANT. It truly depicts how dynamic an peace loving Jinnah was and how sincerely he wanted to make Pakistan a modern Islamic State. A must read.